Ok, brace yourself: I LOVE this sh*t! Due to a sales promotion by SP, I did something I have never done before. I ordered an entire pound of this without ever having smoked it. Normally that would be crazy enough, but to do that with the most pol... Read Morearizing blend on the planet? What's wrong with me? Let me explain: I love British Lakelands, black liquorice, blends with anisette like H & H, Grousemoor, nostalgia, history, Frank Sinatra, Hugh Hefner, the Playboy Bunnies, sarsaparilla, root beer, bourbon old fashions, drug store blends, my Granny's closet, old lady's perfume, stirring up snakes, and buying tobacco in bulk. Make sense now? No? Oh well, I can understand your hesitancy to accept my reasoning. I'm doubting myself.
Still, I can't stop smoking this stuff and find the only impediment is getting my aroma-sniffing nose out of the bag long enough to take a puff. And I FIRMLY believe that, besides Vitamin N, Sutliff has added a potent, addictive ingredient (crack?) to this Devil's weed from hell! Pray for me! 🙏 Read Less
First, I can not find a match for this blend. A gentle burley with an old flavor of alcohol, vanilla and anise. The flavor is as gentle as the tobacco. Anise is somewhere in the background, many do not like it, and maybe that scares them. There is a ... Read Moreslight taste of earth, bread and the unmistakable cocoa flavor, typical burley. It needs drying, it smokes cold and can be an interesting experience. Read Less
Has this tobacco turned you off? Maybe you should think about this; This blend has been around for quite a long time. Also, notice the high ranking of this blend on this store’s page. Maybe it’s time you give this blend another try.
Fragrant, chocol... Read Moreate burley, mixed with light citrus Virginia, with just a wee licorice flavor. A bit of vanilla and a few drops of bourbon and there it is.
As another has said, this tobacco will haunt your taste buds to try it again.
I remember years ago I couldn’t stand the stuff, but it somehow grew on me. Cheers. Read Less
Everyone seems to have an opinion of this tobacco, and many of those opinions are almost laughably negative.A rich, old-fashioned Burley blend, topped with a drop of whisky, natural vanilla extract, and a kiss of anisette makes Sutliff's Mixture 79 a... Read More... soft, sweet smoke, nicely-rounded, and free of bite.A pleasant smoke, and I like to mix a little Black Cavendish in now and again. Read Less
I have been buying from you for many years. Always very fresh product, even with a brand that is not overly popular such as Mixture 79. Always great customer service and orders always on time and fresh.
Comes a little damp (water moisture, not goopy humectant moisture), so it needs a little drying. Has a nice Burley presence with notes of anisette and old fashioned sassafras root beer, with a slight hint of wintergreen. A polarizing blend, to be sur... Read Moree, but you won’t know whether you’re in the “love it” or “hate it” camp until you try it. Read Less
I was looking for a all burley tobacco and ordered some of Mixture 79. First of all the bag aroma is one of a kind. A very nice mix of whisky, vanilla and anisette. At first light I was surprised with the taste of the smoke. It's very interestin... Read Moreg. One reviewer suggested that it's an american lakeland, I can see that as a good description. Smoking it down as I analyzed the smoke profile, I really like the warm tastiness. Not so much one flavor over another as it's a very homogeneous whole. It was long before I was drifting off on a soft cloud. It took me back to my younger days in the country, sitting next to my Granddad as he smoked his pipe of burley. Of walking thru the tobacco barn in the fall with the burley tobacco hanging high in the rafters. Yeah, I like this one. Read Less
When I was a kid, I was in a hallway with a dozen or so of our more geriatric choir ladies. They were all dressed for Sunday Church and wearing perfume. The smell was strong of flowery perfume of many different types in that narrow hall. When I lit t... Read Morehat bowl of Mixture 79, it was as if somebody had bottled the essence of that moment, planted it, and grew it in tobacco form , and then harvested it. That is what this blend tasted like. I usually smoke for five minutes to give something a chance to settle, or the charring light to take, but this didn't subside. It was tenacious. I felt like those ladies were all there again humming refrains from their practice. Read Less
Compared to simple Burley tobacco, 79 is bitter, slightly sweeter aroma. Feeling familiar cocoa hint, this tobacco will give you a fresh experience. For older smokers it may be one of tobacco to evoke old memories. It deserves consideration of purcha... Read Morese. Read Less
This is probably the most polarizing blend of all time. I tried it out of need because we don't have access to other tobaccos. there is liquorice, plums and some flowery smell to this. I like this from time to time.
I tried this before and found it abhorrent. When I ordered a few ounces of bulk out of curiosity I found that it seems like a whole new blend. It now tastes of cream soda, anisette, licorice, and the burley molasses on occasion. Give it another try, ... Read Moreyou won't be disappointed. Read Less
Everyone seems to have an opinion of this tobacco, and many of those opinions are almost laughably negative.A rich, old-fashioned Burley blend, topped with a drop of whisky, natural vanilla extract, and a kiss of anisette makes Sutliff's Mixture 79 a... Read More soft, sweet smoke, nicely-rounded, and free of bite.A pleasant smoke, and I like to mix a little Black Cavendish in now and again Read Less
Seemed to have to dry this particular batch a while before smoking. The flavor for this one is not my style. Has a great aroma and smell but for me not a great flavor. As far as a cool smoke it does smoke cool not a harsh smoke. Now I am more of the ... Read Moremaple rum or coconut almond or buttered rum smoker for an aromatic. Read Less
If you ever wondered about what Ralphie's mouth tasted like in A Christmas Story. This is the tobacco for you.
I have a soft spot in my heart and in my tobacco cellar for classic blends. So when I saw it was in stock I ordered an ounce to try it ou... Read Moret. It didn't take many puffs to realize that this was not the trip down memory lane I was looking for. But I do recommend you try it for yourself, after all sometimes a two dollar gamble can really pay off. Read Less
This blend is has always been a love/hate tobacco...until now. I remember buying this early on, in my late teens into my early twenties, smoking a few bowls from the pouch, uttering a string of expletives, tossing it in the trash, and moving on...yet... Read More for whatever reason, I kept coming back to it. I hated it more than loved it back then.
Now, almost thirty years later, in spite of (or maybe because of) the mountain of almost comically negative effects reviews, I bought a pouch of this a few months back...I couldn't help myself. Benjamin M.'s review made me do it...hehehe...
And I loved it. That initial burst of floral and perfume essence grabbed me at first light. I made that pouch last three weeks...I found myself savoring it. It is a bit less floral in the pouch and room note than I remember it being back then...but quite singular in its taste and aroma. There really is nothing else quite like it.
Well, I just ordered a pound of this from here...with no regrets. The bulk version, while quite moist and fresh, has way less of the floral/perfume element to it than the pouch version did. This is a good characteristic if that was what steered one away from this blend after initial contact with it. In my case, it was a bit disappointing. It was precisely what I was after, that flavor that flirts with being a Lakeland type essence. However...the bulk version is somewhat more mellow than the pouch version...which does a couple things. It makes it more palatable to a newcomer to this blend...sort of a PG-13 version of what is otherwise an R rated tobacco in the pipe world. On the fence about trying this tobacco? Pick up a few ounces of the bulk. Give it a little drying time and pack a cob of it. If you have at all adventurous tastes...you will be back. It is different enough that it is almost a different blend. Myself, I will be keeping a good supply of the bulk version of this on hand, as a mellow, all day type smoke, and for blending purposes, as well as purchasing a tub of this to reserve for evening smoking...it is like a warm, fragrant blanket, an old codger's night cap for me.
Ignore the laughably negative hype and find out for yourself if you like this time-honored blend. There is a reason that over half my estate pipes were brimming with ghosts of this blend...millions of our grandfathers were onto something!
Thank you, Benjamin M., for your excellent review...I couldn't agree more. Indeed, a dark, perfumed love letter to the very history of pipe smoking... Read Less
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